Mastodon's monthly active user numbers have risen by 84,579 since the Twitter buyout story broke on Monday (and I do mean across the Mastodon network, not this server)

Mastodon has gained 106,723 monthly active users since the end of March (when Elon bought 9.2% of Twitter's shares). 93,603 are new accounts. Overall that's a 42% increase in Mastodon's MAU.

We have now collectively gained 112,413 monthly active users in the last few days, and 149,720 compared to the end of March. That's a 62% increase. Total now at 384K MAU across Mastodon.

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Got today's numbers! A 28,239 MAU increase in a single day. Now at 141K since Monday, and 176K since March. We've crossed over the 413K MAU mark on the Mastodon part of the fediverse!

@waterdev @Gargron @Isegrimm data from mastodon.social ≠ all those new users are on mastodon.social

but yeah it would be bad if lots of ppl do join m.s; defeats the load-balancing and independence of the network

@Parnikkapore @waterdev
Correct.

Twitter was monolithic ... they have no Imagination 'bout the Character of the fediverse 😀

@Gargron

@waterdev
When users join the fediverse, the majority is coming to mastodon.social cause it's well known or their friends tell them 'bout ist.

Later on, they change the instance (or leave).

Many people who leave TW don't know 'bout Dezentralisation and the Behaviour in the Fediverse. it's totally new for them. 😀

@Gargron

@waterdev @Gargron It should be from all instances if I understand correctly.

Btw congratz

@tomasveneny @waterdev Correct. Data is not collected through mastodon.social at all.

@waterdev @Gargron @tomasveneny he said "the Mastodon part", and I assume APIs are different enough for others that it'd be harder to do all.

@Gargron Excellent news! Is there any way to retrieve those figures (and also historic ones)? I know there's fedidb.org/software but they "just" provide a daily snapshot.

@Gargron congrats I am new here and so far everything has been outstanding, great job.

@Gargron
I am almost sure that tonight the numbers will increase again a lot. 😉

@Gargron Proud to be one of them. Any newcomer older than me (soon 72)?😈

@Gargron While other instances are experiencing massive traffic thanks to Elon Musk, for an entirely differerent reason, all Chinese language instances are experiencing a massive surge as well at this moment, with >6k new registrations on a single day as a result of all state-controlled social media requiring mandatory reveal of users' IP locations and hardened censorship.

@Gargron I keep checking the numbers on the about page on the instance I'm on. It is growing steadily.

It is a very different experience here now compared to when I first made an account in 2019. This time I think I will stick around. I want an alternative to the bird app, even if I do stay on both.

@gargron Brace yourself - #ZDFMagazin tonight might be add turbo boost to the numbers! 🙈🥳🙈
Thank you for your hard work and keep it up!

@Gargron Congratulations Eugen. I know you have put so much time and effort into this and I'm so happy to see this current wave.

@Gargron Congrats! 🎉 Looking forward to the 1M MAU milestone.

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